Only there to keep the thing moving, style over substance. Follows the exact example as the show. They tried to make it a little more surprising with some twists, these don't really come of that well.
Excellent, very like the show. Some brilliant fight scenes, actually brilliant.
The music is pretty O.K, the voices are only O.K., even considering. You would expect better from such a high quality vocal cast
Like in the show, the characters let this production down. They are all very 1-dimensional. There isn't a lot of growth. However if you are going to watch this you probably know that already. It is a direct continuation of the series and the characters are the same. If you are looking to watch this then you obviously enjoye the series so the lack of character development is hardly going to put you off.
I thoroughly enjoyed both outings of this anime, both the anime and the film. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good action movie.